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SLIDESHOW: 2017 Dorchester Sandpiper Festival


Published on August 2, 2017
2017 Dorchester Sandpiper Festival

Mayor JJ Bear joins the Wolastoq Drummers for a performance at the Sandpiper Festival on Saturday afternoon.

Photos by Katie Tower

2017 Dorchester Sandpiper Festival

Left to right, local MLA Bernard LeBlanc, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant and Dorchester Mayor J.J. Bear cut the New Brunswick Day cake during Saturday's provincially-hosted New Brunswick Day celebration. Dorchester was one of four communities chosen by the provincial government to be the site of early New Brunswick Day celebrations in recognition of Canada 150.

Photos by Katie Tower

2017 Dorchester Sandpiper Festival

Freya Milliken sings Land of New Brunswick/Terre du Nouveau-Brunswick.

Photos by Katie Tower

2017 Dorchester Sandpiper Festival

Elder Gilbert Sewell takes part in Saturday's provincially-hosted early New Brunswick Day celebration.

Photos by Katie Tower

2017 Dorchester Sandpiper Festival

Bagpiper Jacque Poirier leads special guests into Saturday's provincially-hosted New Brunswick Day celebration.

Photos by Katie Tower

2017 Dorchester Sandpiper Festival

A variety of children's activities were held at Richard Park Saturday.

Photos by Katie Tower

2017 Dorchester Sandpiper Festival

EOS Eco-Energy put on a display Saturday afternoon in Richard Park.

Photos by Katie Tower

2017 Dorchester Sandpiper Festival

Woodcarver Mark Wetmore displays his talents Saturday afternoon in Richard Park Saturday afternoon.

Photos by Katie Tower

2017 Dorchester Sandpiper Festival

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant chats with Dorchester residents Saturday afternoon.

Photos by Katie Tower

2017 Dorchester Sandpiper Festival

Several municipal and provincial officials were on hand for the Sandpiper Festival chowder tasting ceremony at Shepody house including, left to right, Memramcook-Tantramar MLA Bernard LeBlanc, Dorchester Mayor JJ Bear and Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold.

Photos by Bob Hickman

2017 Dorchester Sandpiper Festival

The Divorcees of Moncton were a hit during their performance in the festival tent on Saturday afternoon.

Photos by Katie Tower

2017 Dorchester Sandpiper Festival

This year's Sandpiper Festival featured a new art exhibit, organized by the Dorchester Art Society. The event featured 13 artists from Southeast New Brunswick.

Photos by Katie Tower

The Village of Dorchester welcomed guests from near and far over the weekend as they celebrated the 17th annual Sandpiper Festival.

This year's festival also featured a provincially-hosted New Brunswick Day celebration. Dorchester was one of four communities chosen by the provincial government to be the site of early New Brunswick Day celebrations in recognition of Canada 150.